Margaret Mae Cozad
November 22, 1927 - October 14, 2020
Birthplace: Decatur County, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Service 10/24/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 10/24/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Margaret Mae Marcusson Cozad peacefully passed from her earthly life on October 14, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Margaret was a dedicated wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma-- first and foremost. She treasured her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; embracing every moment she could spend with them. If worry is a measure of love, few families have been loved more than the family of Grandma Margaret.

Margaret Cozad was born on November 22, 1927 in Woodland Township in Decatur County, Iowa to Clyde "Kenny" and Goldeane "Goldie" (Perkins) Marcusson. She was the middle child of three. Margaret's family moved to Red Oak, Iowa about the time Margaret was starting school. While growing up, she enjoyed church youth activities and roller skating. Margaret graduated from Red Oak High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to William (Bill) Cozad on August 6, 1947 when they eloped to Hiawatha Kansas. Margaret and Bill raised two daughters, Christine (Chris) and Rebecca (Becky). Margaret was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Red Oak, serving many years as Cradle Roll Secretary and later spreading love and compassion with her greeting card ministry. Grandma Margaret had a culinary flair -- bunny-shaped peanut butter sandwiches, flower-decorated deviled eggs, and graduation diploma sandwiches She was a willing volunteer driver for family and friends needing a ride. Margaret had an infectious laugh which made those around her feel at ease, and everyone who stopped by her apartment at Acorn Acres enjoyed the menagerie of solar dancers in the window. Above all, Margaret was a kind and gentle woman. She cared for all of God's creatures -- dogs, cats, squirrels, birds, children -- none went without a treat.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, daughter Chris Miller, brother Luverne Marcusson and his wife, Josephine Woods Marcusson, and sister Darlene Marcusson Christensen and her husband Floyd Christensen, sister-in-law Mildred "Mid" Cozad Marsden and her husband Ray, and brother-in-law Orville Fast.

She is survived by her daughter Becky (Brent) Heeren of Toledo, Iowa; son-in-law Jim Miller of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren Mike Miller, Ryan (Jennifer) Miller - all from Council Bluffs; Amanda Heeren of Denver, Colorado, Alisha (Justin) Natvig of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Tyler Heeren of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Tessa Heeren of Iowa City, Iowa; 5 great-grandchildren Kaleb Brown of Leesburg, Georgia, Royal Miller of Council Bluffs, Stella, Oliver & Hazel Natvig of Prior Lake, MN; 2 step great-grandchildren Brayden Johnson of Red Oak and Caydence Johnson of Council Bluffs; sister-in-law Peg Cozad Fast of Villisca, Iowa; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. There will be open visitation at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Social Distancing and masks are required.


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410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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